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Coronavirus (Covid-19) - important information 3 July 2020

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has lifted its advice against non-essential international travel. This means you can travel to a number of countries from Saturday 4 July.

However, the FCO still advises against travelling to many countries. So check the FCO for the latest advice before you go. If you buy travel insurance and then travel to a country that the FCO advises against visiting, your travel insurance won’t cover you. You won’t be covered for any cancellations either.

The rules on self-isolation when entering or returning to the UK are different for England, Scotland and Wales. Check these differences before travelling to understand what you need to do.

Coronavirus is what they call a “known event”. So some insurers may exclude this type of event from the cover they offer you. If in doubt, check the policy wording or contact your chosen insurer before you buy.

However, all policies bought through include cover for emergency medical expenses and repatriation - even if you contract Covid-19 abroad. This is so long as you’re not travelling against FCO advice.

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What is single trip travel insurance?

Whether you're going on a city break to Paris or on a last minute holiday to Spain, single trip insurance is an affordable way to get essential coverage for holiday troubles like lost bags, strikes, flight delays and more.

Compare cheap travel insurance quotes with and you could get holiday cover to suit you. We compare a number of trusted travel insurance companies so you can have peace of mind while you're away.

What could single trip travel insurance cover?

  • Most provide a 24 hour helpline offering you support in an emergency
  • Your baggage, personal possessions and money could be covered against damage, loss or theft (make sure you report any losses to the police within 24 hours)
  • It might be worth taking out additional cover if you’re planning to be active on your holiday; scuba diving, skiing and bungee jumping could be considered by an insurer as adventurous sports so make sure you're covered
  • Up to 54 providers to choose from, including the big names like AA and Flexicover

  • Your documentation could be emailed to you within one hour of purchase (please enter your email address carefully and check any junk or spam folders)

You could also be covered for:

  • Medical treatment and repatriation costs back to the UK could be covered if you get ill or injured abroad
  • If your holiday ends before it begins, cancellation cover means you could claim back the cost of your hotel and flight tickets
  • Many providers offer airline failure cover, which could offer protection if your airline goes bankrupt’s Travel Insurance solution is provided by is a trading style of Investment Discounts On-Line Ltd and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered office; Investment Discounts On-Line Ltd, One Coleman Street, London, EC2R 5AA. Registered in England no: 04231834. is part of the Legal & General group.
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